If you aren't super up on Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a full trailer is dropping tomorrow, but ahead of the release of that -- hopefully exciting -- endeavor, the studio has dropped some first look footage at the movie. It includes a look at the original game from the 1995 film, not to mention gives us a closer look at Karen Gillan's funky costume.
The new footage is short and is basically there to get us excited for the full trailer debut of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and the aforementioned Karen Gillan. While you may recognize the board game from the original flick, the Welcome to the Jungle marketing efforts are going above and beyond to let us know "the game has changed." Still, "the legend continues," and this time fans of the general premise should be pumped to be sucked into the jungle that became the home of Alan Parrish so many years ago.
Although there's not a ton of footage here, we do get to seem some absolutely wild shots, including one of a motorcycle gang racing through the jungle? Baffling.
There's also a shot of The Rock kicking ass and another where Kevin Hart seems lost on an elephant. All in all, there's a lot of action and if this kept my attention for 20 seconds, I'm hopeful other new footage from the flick will, too.
Without having seen a slew of previews yet, we already know that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is going to be based around a video game. Four high school students will begin playing the vintage video game while in detention, and will eventually be transported into the magical world of the game, where they will inhabit the body of avatars.
The Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle creative team has already said it has plans to honor the original film, and especially the character played by Robin Williams. Jack Black even explained more information recently when he talked about how the video gamers will come across "Clues" Alan Parrish left behind. So yes, the board game and the video game will be connected. Welcome to the Jungle should be a true continuation of the story.